Microsoft Research Develops Zozzle JavaScript Malware Detection Tool | threatpost

Microsoft Research Develops Zozzle JavaScript Malware Detection Tool | threatpost.

Microsoft Research just released a paper on Zozzle, software they developed to detect certain types of JavaScript malware.

There are two ways Zozzle can be used:

  • In the browser to block malicious JavaScript before it does any damage
  • Scanning websites to detect malware-laden pages which can then be blacklisted

The question is, is this going to be a valuable tool for detecting and stopping malicious JavaScript? For some comments, I went to slashdot.org – Microsoft Builds JavaScript Malware Detection Tool.

Clearly, the slashdot crowd is anti-Microsoft, but it seems to me there was one insightful comment which I have paraphrased: